"It is difficult to find in life any event which so effectually
condenses intense nervous sensation into the shortest possible space of
time as does the work of shooting, or running an immense rapid. There
is no toil, no heart breaking labour about it, but as much coolness,
dexterity, and skill as man can throw into the work of hand, eye, and
head; knowledge of when to strike and how to do it; knowledge of water
and rock, and of the one hundred combinations which rock and water can
assume -- for these two things,
rock and water,
taken in the abstract,
fail as completely to convey any idea of their fierce embracings in the
throes of a rapid as the fire burning quietly in a drawing-room
fireplace fails to convey the idea of a house wrapped and sheeted in flames."
--- Sir William Francis Butler (1872)
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